TUNNEL VISION 1)3)
A metaphor sometimes used to characterize the very restricted views of any specialist who is unable to take in account what does not enter in his disciplinary frame of reference.
Originally tunnel vision is an eye-sight pathology corresponding to a restricted field of visual perception.
In order to avoid tunnel-vision thinking, three different degrees of meta-disciplinary understanding can be defined, starting with crossdisciplinarity, further broadened through multidisciplinarity and at best transdisciplinarity.
Cybernetic and systemic concepts and models are essentially transdisciplinary. Highlevel management of complex issues should integrate multiple specialized aspects into transdisciplinary vision, as a way to obtain a sound and strong coherence in decision making and action and avoid unsuspected perturbations and contradictions.
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